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Cape Town Hidden Gems Walking Tour

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Highlights

  • Guided walking tours are the best way to explore Cape Town
  • Discover the delights of colorful Bo-Kaap
  • Learn about Cape Town’s slave era
  • Sample spicy street foods
  • Enjoy the sights and fragrances of the Flower Market
  • Go souvenir shopping in Green Market Square
  • Get the inside scoop on the best bars and restaurants

Overview

Set off on an adventure through some of Cape Town’s most colourful and fascination places, from the cosmopolitan V&A Waterfront to the quirky stores lining Green Market Square.

Discover Bo-Kaap, an area famous for its candy coloured buildings, cobblestone streets and multicultural history.

Visit a spice shop, full of tantalizing aromas, and sample some of the delicious local street foods, such as samosas or kebabs.

With visits to a bustling flower market and a trip along trendy Long Street, this is one adventure that packs in some of the best sights and hidden treasures that make up Cape Town.

Itinerary

To join the Cape Town Hidden Gems Walking Tour you should make your way to District Six Museum to meet your expert local guide.Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes before the starting time of 0930h (09:30 am).

The adventure with an exploration of the V&A Waterfront.You then jump in a taxi for a trip to the colourful Bo-Kaap area. Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, this district dates from South Africa’s slave era, when the Dutch brought slaves from Asia to work in the city.Today, it is famous for its brightly colored buildings, cobbled streets and rich cultural diversity.

Drop into the Bo-Kaap Museum, located in the area’s oldest house, to learn more about the history of the district and to discover the cultural contribution made by early Muslim settlers.

Stop at a spice shop to discover the rich array of products on offer, and try one of the street food snacks, such as tasty samosas or spicy kebabs.

Take a walk down Long Street, with its restaurants, bars and clubs, and get the insider’s scoop on the best places to return to once the sun has set.

Continue through the Company Gardens, a place that once supplied fresh fruit, vegetables and meat to passing ships, and where some of the original trees remain.Enjoy this beautiful spot with its fragrant rose plantations and plentiful bird and plant life, before stopping to admire the impressive Parliament houses.

Browse the fascinating shops in Green Market Square, then proceed down St Georges Mall Street and into the heart of downtown Cape Town.

The last stop is at the glorious Flower Market. Full of color and scent this famous market has been in operation for over 100 years.

You will then catch a City Bus and return to the V&A Waterfront where your tour ends.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Mondays - Saturdays

Duration

4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours

Start time

Start time:0930h (09:30am)
Duration:4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours

Meeting point

Tour starts at District Six Museum.(Transfers may be available at extra charge.Please contact your local activity organizer).

Ending point

V&A Waterfront

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Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Taxi ride to Cape Malay Area from the V&A Waterfront
  • Entrance to Bo Kaap Museum
  • Spicy Snacks
  • City Bus from The Station to the V&A Waterfront

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Additional food and beverages

Do/Dont's

Comfortable clothes and walking shoes.From June to August it may be cold and it can rain so be sure to check the weather forecast and come prepared.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the tour and departure details.
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Minimum group size of 4 people is required for this tour.
  • Children are allowed to travel on most tours when accompanied by their parents.
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